International Transport Forum Discussion Papers

ITF Discussion Papers make economic research, commissioned or carried out in-house at the International Transport Forum, available to researchers and practitioners. They describe preliminary results or research in progress by the author(s) and are published to stimulate discussion on a broad range of issues on which the ITF works.

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Public Transport Governance in Greater Barcelona

This paper describes the role of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB) in the governance of public transport in Spain’s second-largest agglomeration. It sets out how the AMB is able to provide integrated transport management, planning, financing and decision-making across different administrations and bodies of the Barcelona region, based on a mandate that comprises territorial planning, environment and sustainability, housing, economic development and social cohesion.


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